First impressions Last
William Hazlitt, the British Writer once said,” First Impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man’s look is the work of years; it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.” The crux of the matter is that your first impression on the person, to whom you meet or are talking to or writing to, can actually play a critical role in the way they perceive you or continue to perceive in future.
Once a foundation has been built, it becomes very tough to change it. So, the first impression is important because it creates the marble foundation for the future way in which people would perceive us. It provides people with the glasses via which they see us. This is mainly the reason why people should make every effort to create a good first impression.
In a job hunt, the 1st thing the recruiter sees or evaluates is your resume or CV. So getting a well designed CV is very important to convey the correct message to the recruiter sitting somewhere far enough. Once your resume is screened then only you might get a chance for an interview.
Few important points to keep in mind when you are preparing your resume:
- How relevant is the content in your resume for the job for which you are applying?
- Have you clearly explained your capabilities which will give the recruiter a buzz to get to the next level and schedule an interview for you?
- Is the presentation style well enough to stand apart from the rest of the CVs from the lot?
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